With its 21st anniversary fast-approaching, Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is inviting 100% Optical visitors to its stand to hear how to get involved in the service in their area.
More than 18,000 people have been helped to better vision through the regional drop-in clinics, which run thanks to a host of volunteers and donors from the optical community, since the service began 21 years ago.
Supporters and donors from the supply chain, technology providers, IT companies, and frame and lens companies are set to play a part in opening up new clinics around the UK – bringing the number of clinics in operation up to a total 24.
Elaine Styles, chair of the charity and one of the founder optometrists, said: “Our humble beginnings and shared vision to provide eyecare for homeless and vulnerable people in the UK has grown beyond our wildest dreams. Our deepest gratitude goes to the countless volunteers and supporters who have selflessly dedicated their time, skills, and resources to this noble cause. Each has played an indispensable role in transforming the lives of those in need.
“We have ambitious plans and by giving homeless people the gift of sight, we can open new windows of opportunity, allowing them to envision a brighter future. Our collaboration with Specsavers and our other valued supporters in optics will enable us to open doors to new opportunities to transform the lives of those in need. Come and join us and get involved,” Elaine added.